Design Optimization of Long-Span Cold-Formed Steel Portal Frames Accounting for Effect of Knee Brace Joint Configuration

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Thanh Duoc Phan; James B. P. Lim; Meheron Selowara Joo; Hieng-Ho Lau; (2017)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Technologies (issn: 2227-7080)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/technologies5040081
  • Subject: long-span portal frame | cold-formed steel | genetic algorithm | penalty strategy | constraint handling | Technology | T

The application of cold-formed steel channel sections for portal frames becomes more popular for industrial and residential purposes. Experimental tests showed that such structures with long-span up to 20 m can be achieved when knee brace joints are included. In this pa... View more
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